Thursday, January 30, 2014

Imperial City (The Foundation)


When Talamer first began playing on this map, he ran to the side of a mountain and dug a hidey-hole to stay safe from the monsters of Minecraft. Over the years that hiding place grew bigger, eventually becoming Imperial City's first building; Imperial Plaza. The entire structure was carved out of a mountain.


Some time later, a new building emerged from the neighboring mountain. This sandstone and glass structure has became the City Museum. In the image below you can see the Museum sandwiched between Imperial Plaza and Sky tower. (Sky Tower was also carved from a mushroom shaped mountain and was at one time the highest you could build in Minecraft, though that has changed since.)


Other buildings soon emerged from the mountainous landscape. Below you can see the brick art gallery.



Once quartz was added to the game, a classical style pool and spa were built. (left-hand side of below picture) On the right-hand side of the image below, you can see the beginnings of the Imperial City Library which was also carved from a mountain.



Once the outer edge of the city was constructed, Talamer's building focus turned to moving northward. This required cutting through the mountains with a great supply of TNT. Below is the initial start of the terraforming project know as 'The Cut'.


As the terraforming project went on, a new building emerged. Grand Central Station is the train hub of Imperial City connecting all the lands of The Imperial Empire with the lands of Jursammic Park, Riahtopia and Trevoria.













Once completed, the Grans Central Station was the largest transportation hub on the server, though it has since been dethroned by the creation of Trans-Hub which combines teleporation, trains and a canal system into one compact hub.

Lots more has happened on the server since these images were taken, so stay turned for more!